Baby Temperature Armpit Reading
Products for taking temporal artery temperature sweeping thermometer across your childs forehead at home are not accurate or reliable enough.
Baby temperature armpit reading. A rectal thermometer may accidentally poke a hole in perforate the rectum. To take an accurate axillary temperature the thermometer point must fit snugly into your babys armpit. Your child has a fever if he or she. Make sure that your babys clothing doesnt get between the thermometer and the skin.
It may be used as a first way of checking to see if a. Has a rectal ear or temporal artery temperature of 1004 f 38 c or higher has an oral temperature of 100 f 378 c or higher has an armpit temperature of 99 f 372 c or higher. The babys skin should completely surround the thermometer. This is called axillary measurement.
A digital thermometer can be used for both rectal and oral temperature taking. When taking an axillary underarm temperature make sure that the probe is securely touching skin not clothing and that you add 1 degree fahrenheit to the reading. Therefore normal axillary temperature would range between 976. Underarm axillary and forehead temperatures are considered to be the least accurate.
If you dont get a snug fit the reading you get will probably be too low. Sometimes babies and young children have higher body temperature ranges than adults for armpit and ear measurements. If that reading is over 99 degrees fahrenheit take her rectal temperature for a more precise and accurate result. This measurement also known as axillary temperature tends to be about half a degree to a degree below oral temperature 1.
Rectal or ear readings. Temperature taken under the arm usually is considered to be less accurate than most other body locations for measuring temperature. An underarm reading is an easy and non invasive way to take your babys temperature. This method is accurate and gives a quick reading of the babys internal temperature.
Its made of unbreakable plastic is easy to read and measures temperature quickly. For infants and toddlers be sure to use a rectal thermometer correctly. If your baby protests you might want to take her underarm axillary temperature first. Rinse with cool water.
A higher than normal thermometer reading can be a sign of a fever. Among babies children and adults the following thermometer readings are generally a sign of a fever. A normal body temperature for infants aged 02 years ranges from 97910040f.